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PLC07 RichardCunningham's article
Mar 19, 2017 at 2:08
Mar 19, 2017
Opinion: The Table
Being from quebec it always baffles me to know that devinci does locally welded exceptional bikes at a very competitive price and people would rather pay a premium for an international brand that makes their bikes in china.
PLC07 RichardCunningham's article
Mar 14, 2017 at 4:35
Mar 14, 2017
Four New Tires From Michelin - First Ride
I've been saying it for a while now. Most "enduro tires" on enduro bikes were just trail tires, not made for rough enduro trails. My girlfriend managed to multi-kill an exo ardent by punching holes through the casing on relatively smooth trails. I murdered 3 tires from other brands too. So far the michelin wild rockr 2 advanced reinforced is the only one that survived. Maybe schwalbe's SG casing or the new maxxis DD casing will do the trick but right now most trail/enduro tires are XC tires with bigger knobs.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Mar 2, 2017 at 15:45
Mar 2, 2017
Ridden and Rated: Six Tires for Rugged Trails
My thought exactly. I've punctured repeatedly through exo maxxis, trailstar snakeskin schwalbe, spesh butchers and nevegal DTCs casing on my trail bike... So far the michelin wild rock'r 2 reinforced/advanced are the only ones that survived what I make them go through (weight penalty though). This is a major disappointment for me because most of those tires are marketed for trail/enduro but none of them can survive enduro conditions. I was really looking forward to that shoutout because I'm currently debating if I'm getting another michelin or if I should try a DD maxxis or a SG schwalbe so I'm a little bummed out. Also, what is the point of reviewing a tire if you're not going to push it to its limit? I feel that's like reviewing suspension without ever using more than 60% travel.
PLC07 paulaston's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 12:02
Feb 16, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
About the grip shift: don't knock it until you try it. Back then on my trail bike I had a flat bar and it made the shifter pod of my x9 hit my top tube when crashing. Found a X0 gripshift on clearance for 50$ so I figured I'd give it a shot to solve that problem. They work really well and let you go through your entire cassette in one single wrist motion, which is really nice with 1x setups. Not sure if pinion's one is as good though. I wouldn't have gone back to traditional pods but my shifter died and sram doesn't seem to make 1x10 ones and I'm not paying 300$ for a 2x10 combo. I just took the old x9 pod I had lying around since I don't use a flat bar anymore but I miss it all the time.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 19:20
Feb 15, 2017
Quarq ShockWiz - First Impressions
@laxman2001: wouldn't be the first time a company mispriced something but again this is the mtb world, where people would pay 500$ for dog shit as long as it is carbon, or anodized in the right color.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 14:46
Feb 15, 2017
Quarq ShockWiz - First Impressions
@DirtbagMatt: a handful of time if you if you ride a specific bike/terrain but if you have a trail/enduro bike that you like to do anything from pure XC to WC DH with then it is probably kinda cool to tune your setup depending on what you're riding that day. That being said, I would probably have bought one if it was 200-300$ CAN but 400$ US? No way. If you've been messing with suspension for a while, your setup is probably pretty dialed by now anyway.
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 4:25
Feb 15, 2017
Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 - Review
@Ohlalaa: Yeah. from what I remember Enve was very displeased with the review and I don't think Brad got to do anything else for PB ever since except posting stuff from his personal account like we all do. Not too far off from what happened with the ambatt situation either so I don't think I'm into tinfoil hat theory here.
Feb 14, 2017 at 16:36
Feb 14, 2017
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Feb 14, 2017 at 14:38
Feb 14, 2017
Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 - Review
@maglor: a problem with the bike industry is that they don't seem to test their products much before releasing them so the early adopters are often caught with lemons and that gives a bad name to the said product.
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Feb 14, 2017 at 4:28
Feb 14, 2017
Devinci Django Carbon 29 X01 - Review
@maglor: IIRC there was a lot of issues with PF BBs initially but shimano came up with a solution eventually (some sort of teflon sleeve I think?) Not sure if other manufacturers followed suit and if it is a thing from the past or if the problem is still prevalent.
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